Apr 16, 2013 by Michael Morgan
I’ve been running off and on for the last several years. Late last year I decided to accept a larger challenge and go after my dream of running a marathon. I will be running my hometown’s San Diego Rock ’n’ Roll Marathon in June and I have joined with the Leukemia And Lymphoma Society’s Team In Training to realize my dream. With athletes like me asking for donations from people like you, Team in Training raises funds to help find cures and better treatments for leukemia, lymphoma, and myeloma blood cancer patients. I’m asking for your help on this journey.
The Leukemia And Lymphoma Society has an outstanding record in patient assistance and cancer research. In 2011 alone the Society invested more than $76 million into blood cancer research. I am excited to extend my efforts for them and ask you to help me support them with a financial contribution. Donations can easily be made on this website. Exciting, right! See the donation box over there on the right? Go ahead and make a pledge.
Important things to know about your donation:
- 78 cents of every dollar donated funds research, patient and community services, advocacy and education.
- Patient Service funds go directly to patient care and counseling, often helping to pay expenses not covered by insurance.
- Your donation is 100% tax deductible.
Any and all donations are of course welcome. Sponsoring me for $1 or $2 a mile would be so appreciated. As an added incentive, if there is a person you would like me to honor on my run, I'll attach a ribbon with their name to my singlet on marathon day to remind everyone why we are running.
I can’t do any of this though without you. Please help me reach my goal of raising $2,500 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Give as generously as you can for this worthwhile cause.
Many, many thanks for taking the time to visit this page and read this. There are tons of good causes out there asking for your money. Nearly everyone, including me, has been personally affected by cancer and few organizations are as proactive in finding a cure for this disease as the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Participate in helping us search for a cure and please donate today by sponsoring my run.
Thank you so much,